Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Thank You Cards

Now that Christmas is over, it's time to send those thank you cards - all which have that wintery feeling.

Enjoy, thanks for checking them out and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Ingredients: Paper Smooches Chilly Chums, Sentiment Sampler; Doodlebug North Pole pattern papers; PTI In the Meadow die (snow drifts)

Ingredients: Technique Tuesday Good to Snow; MFT Let it Snowflake; PTI WW: Thank You, In the Meadow (snow drifts) die; Basic Grey Aspen Frost pattern paper

Ingredients: Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes, Sentiment Sampler; Doodlebug Home for the Holidays pattern paper

Ingredients: Technique Tuesday Good to Snow; Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler; PTI In the Meadow snow drifts; Doodlebug Home for the Holidays pattern paper

Ingredients: PTI WW: Thank you, Mega Mat Stack #4; Basic Grey pattern paper

Mini Christmas Cards

Thought I'd share some cards I made last week.  I made some mini CAS cards for my co-workers to go with their little treat boxes. Here is a selection.

These were super simple and fast!  The horse-drawn carriage image is die cut from silver shimmer paper.

Ingredients: PTI In the Meadow, silver shimmer card stock; MFT Cheerful Christmas Greetings; Doodlebug Home for the Holidays and North Pole pattern papers

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #145 - A La Carte!

For this week's MIM you could choose from all the MIM tutorials from the year. I decided to go with MIM #100 (originally found here). I have a few Christmas cards that are too bulky to fit in a regular A2 size envelope and I have these glassine bags to use in those situations. I love using the glassine bags to finish off a card that will be hand delivered. (BTW - this is the link for the bags on PTI's site - but they are out of stock).

Here are the packaged cards:

Bag #1: PTI In the Meadow, Signature Greetings-Christmas; MFT Snowflake Doily; Doodlebug Washi Tape; misc pattern paper from stash
Bag #2: PTI Shape Up Snowman, Wonderful Words: Holiday; MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax; Basic Grey pattern papers
Bag #3: PTI Wine Bottle Tag, In the Meadow; Doodlebug pattern papers

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Another "Merry" Christmas card

One last Christmas card for the year! I am submitting this one in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bling it On! I blinged up my ornaments with glitter, the toppers are adhesive metallic paper and the "Merry" frame is cut out of PTI's shimmer card stock.

I love to mix and mingle dies and stamps from different companies and this one features goodies from My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink and Paper Smooches.

Here's a side view.

And the inside.

Ingredients: MFT Merry Photo Frame Die-namics, Ornaments; Paper Smooches poinsettia dies; PTI Happiest of Holidays; Basic Grey pattern papers; Doodlebug Santa brad, pattern papers

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Furry Cheer Christmas Card

I'm all done my Christmas cards - yeah!!! This one is for my sister and I'm entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Let it Snow) and CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #123 (also Let it Snow).

Here's my card:

I die cute some snowflakes from adhesive foil paper as well as stamping some in silver ink in the "photo". Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: SSS Furry Christmas; Paper Smooches Christmas Words; PTI Fabulous Frames; MFT Let it Snowflake; Doodlebug Home for the Holidays pattern paper

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 5 Tag for Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas w/ a Feminine Twist

We are already on Day 5 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.

For Day 5, the adorable Kelly Alvarez of Lawn Fawn Stamps is showing us how to tag an image that is masculine and give it a feminine edge!  This was harder than I thought it was going to be! I finally decided after some trial and error to use a snowman image from Technique Tuesday called Good to Snow (LOVE this stamp set!).  I am not a pinky-pink girl so I threw some purple in! My niece will love this tag!  The hardest part was making those darn eyelashes!!!

Ingredients: Technique Tuesday Good to Snow; PTI Tag Sale Die #5, Winter Snow Globe (sentiment), Raspberry Fizz ribbon

Day 2 Tag for Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas w/ a Feminine Twist

I'm playing along with Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas 2013.

Today my tag is my take on Julie Ebersole's tag with a window found here. Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: WPlus9 Iconic Images; PTI Tag Sale #5, Framed Out #12; MFT Holiday Subway Art; Basic Grey Aspen Frost pattern paper; Red Sheer Ribbon (Michaels)

Modern Whimsy card for PTI Make it Monday #143

Time for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday! Danielle Flanders showed us a new style that I've seen cropping up that she calls "Modern Whimsy." It's a layered style but clean and modern at the same time.  You can see the video here.  It was a fun challenge! Here's my take (sorry for the lighting - it's been cloudy all week!):

Ingredients: PTI Half and Half die collection, Ric Rac Border die, Heart Border die, Shape up Snowman, Wonderful Words:Holiday, Tag Sale #1, Snowflake Medley, Winter Snow Globe (sentiment); Doodlebug Home for the Holidays pattern paper; Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas pattern paper; MS Twine; green craft foam (Michaels)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Merry Card

I've gotten almost all my Christmas cards done and here's one more!

I used a inlaid die-cutting technique that Betsy Veldman showcased here.  I love this technique! I left the spaces in the word "Merry" and within the pine branch out mostly because they were too small to put back in (successfully) but I like the look as well.

Here's a side shot so you can see the dimension and that glittery ornament.

And here's an interior shot using the negative of the Merry Photo Frame die used on the front (LOVE this die BTW!).

I am entering this card in 2 challanges - Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)and the "Less is More" Week 148 Challenge (Lucky Dip - Sparkle).

Ingredients: PTI Peaceful Pinecones, Rustic Twine; MFT Grand Greetings, Merry Photo Card Frame Die-namics, Christmas Ornaments dies; Ranger Metal Foil Tape Sheets, Ranger Distress Glitter Rock Candy; Simple Stories pattern paper; Basic Grey pattern paper 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

PTI Make it Monday #142

It's time for Make it Monday! This week the challenge was to decorate a kraft bag. I had some small kraft bags that I decorated to use as party favors for an upcoming holiday party. I'll probably fill this with some candy and a small ornament or something like that (heck maybe even some popcorn!).

I like to keep treat bags/boxes simple because I know they get tossed (ack!).

Ingredients: PTI Snowflake Medley, TagIts #8, LL: Circles (1.75"); misc kraft bag (Michaels)